Processing Archivist for Summer 2016

06 Apr 2016 9:47 AM | Anonymous member

Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough, NH seeks a temporary full or part-time Processing Archivist for its 2016 summer season.  This non profit overnight summer camp for boys, founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes, is located on Lake Winnipesaukee.  See   The Camp Tecumseh Archives contains paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the present, many digital photographs and oral histories, and some artifacts.

Possible tasks, depending upon hours / weeks worked, are:
-- Accession large collection of digital and print photographs; develop selection criteria
-- Accession two other donations
-- Oversee and assist in scanning of Camp newsletters collection; prepare finding aid
-- Appraise Camp facilities records;  preserve, arrange, and describe those records of archival value; determine which ones may warrant digitization
-- Determine appropriate processing scheme for records and papers collected for the published Camp history

An experienced consulting Archivist will make periodic visits to assist, and be available for consultation at all times.

BA in relevant field; enrollment in MA or MLS program with archives management component and / or equivalent archives experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Familiarity with archival theory and techniques: appraisal, accessioning , arrangement and description
Familiarity with preservation practices, including digitization for access
Familiarity with office software applications
Ability to lift and move 40 lb containers

Logistics and compensation.  For a candidate who lives beyond a reasonable commuting distance,  the Camp can provide free room and board during the weeks the Camp is in full operation (June 19 - August 21, 2016).   Meals also are available during those weeks to a successful candidate who is within commuting range.

Compensation commensurate with skills and experience.

Please submit the following electronically to :
Cynthia G. Swank, C.A., C.R.M. 

– A cover letter expressing interest in the position, and outlining relevant experience
– A curriculum vitae of education and employment
– A finding aid and additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text,  presentation, blog post, etc.

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